Cheap, ingenous ways to do stuff around the barn or barn yard :)

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  1. PeggySue

    PeggySue Senior Member+

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    I have two that I love

    My Ghetto Round Bale Feeder
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    and what was my free hay feeder or works great for holding those ground feeder pans
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    Share ways you have found to make or save money around the farm:wink:
     
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  2. mustangsally97

    mustangsally97 Senior Member

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    Great Idea!!

    I love the "round bale feeder"! How long does it last before someone kicks it? I love it, I may try it with plastic ones. Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. PeggySue

    PeggySue Senior Member+

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    I have palstic skids out there now and honestly the woods ones are better... the plastic is hard and brittle and while they work GREAT they are not lasting at all

    My horses don't fight around them and I have had two sets of skids going on two years
     
  4. PeggySue

    PeggySue Senior Member+

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    Nobody else has any cheap or free ways to do stuff around the barn?? come on I know we all have ways of saving money or making stuff easier on ourselves
     
  5. Fox Glove

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    My isleway broom, and cobwebber? the electric leaf blower.

    After the horses go out of course :)
     
  6. Chester

    Chester Senior Member+

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    I know Madvoice has a round yard made from tyres. Cheap and easy.
     
  7. Finallyownhorse

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    I don't have any good ideas. Everything I do seems to cost money. :wink:
     
  8. texasreb

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    I don't have a picture, but I use old chest freezers to store feed. I add a hasp because one horse in my barn is notorious for getting into the feed. She's tipped the freezer over before, but with the hasp--she's been foiled, so far!
     
  9. silverdilutes

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    Get a small moving trolley from hardware store etc. Attach a hard plastic cabinet/drawers. I use it at my agistment so I only keep some of my stuff there.

    Top drawer is for my grooming gear, second is first aid and bottom odds and ends. You can add more drawers if you want and instead of using baling twine like I did, you can use straps instead for a neater look lol.

    I can hang spray bottles off it too saving space inside the drawers. It makes it easy to move around especially over rough ground and the great thing is it's free standing so it's good to park near the horse when I'm washing it. I sit the shampoo and condition on top within easy reach.

    This is handy as a grooming box for showing and it wouldn't be hard to add a foldable saddlerack and hooks for your saddle and bridle.

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    It took me about 10 minutes to put the drawers together and attach it to the trolley.
     
  10. PeggySue

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    I have two of the smaller ones I use as welll I have one for "feed" an done for treats and my horses know by which lid I open if it is stall time or door time

    Stall time is feed freezer
    door time is treat freezer
     






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